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As a new decade kicked off, the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) announced that the Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub has become the first public building in the world to achieve the DSDC’s Gold Award for dementia design.

The Warrington based project, designed by Walker Simpson Architects, constructed by BAM Construction, and operated by LiveWire, involved an extensive addition, refurbishment, and part‐change of use to a pre‐existing community sports complex. Although the project maintained the previous uses, a diverse and organisationally complex range of further functions and public community services was added to the building. This included adding a public library, pharmacy, allied health consulting rooms (including GPs), wellness suite, food/cafe outlet, conference spaces, meeting rooms, and offices for a number of different organisations.

Through the Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub project, LiveWire and their supporters...

Dementia Centred
14th Jan 2020

For many people with dementia, memories of early childhood appear more vivid than their fragile sense of the present. But...

Dementia Centred
13th Jan 2020
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13th Jan 2020

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